'Bourne' trilogy gets two-sided DVD release

Flipper discs to include traditional, high-def versions of films

Universal Studios Home Entertainment will introduce so-called flipper discs, containing traditional video on one side and an HD version on the flip side, for planned special-edition releases of "The Bourne Identity" and its two sequels.

The DVD and Blu-ray Disc sides of the titles will include the movie and bonus features. USHE will introduce the flipper-disc concept with its Jan. 19 release of "Bourne Identity," "The Bourne Supremacy" and "The Bourne Ultimatum."

Each title will carry a suggested retail price of $29.98.

"Universal's flipper discs are the perfect way for consumers to future-proof their collections while still enjoying their favorite movies on all their existing DVD players," USHE president Craig Kornblau said. "The flipper disc offers an easy way for viewers to convert to Blu-ray now or at any time in the future, confident in the fact they will be able to experience their home entertainment purchases in the highest-quality picture and sound when they do."

In the past, USHE and other studios occasionally have offered DVD and Blu-ray discs in one "combo pack" but never both versions on one disc.